Charles Austen's Family

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CHARLES JOHN AUSTEN [1] continued
... notwithstanding his age and previous suffering, had led the Admiral to take his part in the trying service which has closed his career.

His Excellency Rear-Admiral Austen has afforded to the Government of India at all times, a cordial and constant aid, and the Governor-General in Council has been grateful for his services, and laments his death.'

In addition to the Companionship of the Order of the Bath, he was awarded the Naval General Service medal with two bars, 'Unicorn, 8th June 1796' and 'Syria' (inscribed 'Mid. C.J. Austen') and the Order of the Medjidie and the St. Jean d'Acre medal in gold (both awarded by the Sultan of Turkey.)
Charles John Austen

Charles John Austen married, first, May 1st 1807, Frances Fitzwilliam, younger daughter of John Grove Palmer, Attorney-General of Bermuda. She was born in 1790, and died September 6th 1814 (Epitaph page 260) having had issue:
Frances Fitzwilliam Palmer

Cassandra Esten Austen. [2]
Born December 22nd 1808, in Bermuda.
'I remember my great-Aunt Cassandra, 'Aunt Cassy' we called her, quite well as I was always on my very best behaviour when taken to see her as I thought her somewhat frightening.'
— Vice-Admiral L.L.P. Willan.
She died unmarried, September 11th 1897, at Plymouth.
Cassandra Esten Austen

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